No understanding on NRO with PPP: Shaukat Aziz

November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin  
“There is no understanding with any individual or specific party and the NRO is for all and was aimed at national reconciliation,” he told the ARY Television.

Aziz said that the NRO is aimed at creating a congenial political environment for the general elections and eliminate “the past vindictive and negative politics”.

The Prime Minister rejected the assumption that the PML-Q would make an election alliance with the PPP for the forthcoming general elections, saying the party would contest the elections with its current allies.

He said President Pervez Musharraf had secured 57 per cent of the vote in the recent presidential election, which showed his popularity as well as the strength of PML-Q and its allies.

Aziz hoped that the Supreme Court would make a “good decision” in the petitions challenging Musharraf’s eligibility for the election.

In an interview with CNN, Aziz said that the government’s lawyers were “very confident” the court would uphold Musharraf’s election.

He rejected reports that divisions over the election were distracting the government’s efforts to deal with al Qaeda and Taliban militants along the border with Afghanistan.

“That is absolutely untrue,” he said.

The Daily Times quoted Aziz as saying that the government had not decided whether to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel to London. (ANI)

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